For tree climbers, rope is among the top four most important tools for work efficiency and comfort—the other three being the sit harness,safety lanyard, and handsaw. Without good interaction among these tools and your hands, movement within the tree’s crown can be something less than elegant. Popular among several of the world’s leading competition-level climbers, Poison Ivy is not only versatile for all climbing styles, but it’s affordable for all climbing budgets, too.
Poison Ivy has a unique double braid construction that stays round when pinched by camming mechanisms, yet it is unusually flexible and knot friendly. This construction delivers one of the most static (non-elastic) characteristics available in spliceable arborist rope, ideal for traditional climbers looking for limited “bounce” and especially attractive to SRT (single rope technique) climbers longing to abandon the need for two lines when doubled rope tasks are on the day’s agenda. Beefier to the grip than other ascender-friendly lines, Poison Ivy is still small enough to feed freely through mechanical devices like ascenders and descenders. Unlike other arborist climbing lines, Poison Ivy has no noticeable coating or fabric treatment to make the line feel tacky or slippery when new.
And last but not least is the Ivy’s tough camo-colored jacket! Although not completely invisible, especially among groundies anticipating rope, one of Poison Ivy’s primary appeals is to climbers who prefer to be heard, not seen. And, of course, if incognito’s not your modus operandi, grab a big armful of high-visibility Poison Hi-vy or the new ultra high visibility Poison Ivy Calamine … She’s pretty as a daisy, but look out, man, she’s crazy. Poison ivy, man, it’ll make you itch.